Google Maps Could Soon Help You Find A Parking Space
Google Maps could be coming soon with a new feature which will help people to find a place to park vehicles. Some users of the Google Maps app v9.44 beta have discovered a parking availability system which shows the possibility of finding a parking space at specific destinations.
Reports say the system shows three tiers of availability — Limited, Medium, and Easy — which shows the current parking situation at a particular location. The information appears with a “P” symbol next to the estimated time of arrival while searching for directions using the Maps application.
How Google gathers this information isn’t clear, though assumingly it integrates with pre-existing systems designed to identify parking availability in major locations — like airports or train stations — meaning it’s unlikely to reveal the available spaces on every street in a city.
When the feature will go live in the main app (if it even will) and the regions in which it will be available, isn’t yet known, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s limited to the US in the initial stages of its rollout. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for an announcement from Google.